Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Artist -- Robert L. Wogrin

I recently had the pleasure of taking a class by Robert L. Wogrin. What a delight! The man is truly inspirational. More than once during the session, he mentioned how “lucky” we artists are (I use the term loosely in respect to my work) to get up each morning and “create” something of beauty. He said that beauty is all around us if only we open our eyes. "Occasionally, while touring the Rockies, I will come across a landscape that I haven’t seen before…and I have to paint it.”

As a novice artist, I know I need to paint, and practice and practice…but one thing is for sure, Wogrin made me want to rush home, drag the paints out, and start painting immediately.
The photo and text were taken from Wogrin’s web site.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Robert L. Wogrin has lived in and near the Rocky Mountains his entire life. In his youth, Wogrin spent much time in his family's mountain cabin and began a lifelong love affair with the beauty and splendor of the Rockies. Wogrin in his studio near Conifer, Colorado Wogrin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Denver in 1949 and worked initially as a commercial artist in advertising before devoting himself to architectural delineation for more than 25 years. Finally, in 1977 he turned his full attention and considerable energy to fine art. He maintains his studio in his home looking west and north to the Front Range. He first gained attention in 1980 when he began a series of paintings depicting all 54 of Colorado's famous 14,000-foot peaks. His current subject matter covers the full range of mountain scenery, even the desert canyons in the Southwest, while he remains a student of his art, ever searching for the better way to express his love of his subject. The Colorado artist has exhibited in juried art shows nationwide, including the American Artists Grand National Show and the Knickerbocker Artists Show, both in New York City; the Western Art Rendezvous Show; and the Tulsa International Mayfest. Collectors have responded to Wogrin's vision. His works are part of the Forbes Magazine Collection in New York City; the George Phippen Memorial Art Museum in Prescott, Arizona; and the Anschutz Collection in Denver.

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